The oldest of seven, I was born on February 14th, a Valentine baby. I’ve lived literally all over the country, but am happy to have finally settled down and I call Brackney home. My husband, Jay, and I have the most gregarious little boy named John. My former self was obsessed with photography and books. Now, my life is consumed with ridiculous amounts of laundry and building blanket forts. I’ve become a master at reading bedtime stories in character voices, kissing boo-boos, and answering all the curious questions my son throws my way. And I wouldn’t change it for anything.
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Discover the hidden gem of Upstate New York. This town was just named by Travel + Leisure as a best-kept secret and must visit destination!
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It was in Oneonta, the early childhood home of actor Paul Reubens, better known as Pee-Wee Herman, that the actor was first given a taste of show business.
The Tragic Tale Of Upstate New York’s Most Polluted Lake
Untreated industrial waste, sewage, and chemical runoff severely contaminated this NYS lake, causing it to become one of the most polluted in the United States.
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Upstate New York is home to Herkimer diamonds which are highly sought after by collectors and jewelry makers, but are they actually worth anything?
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From the Adirondacks to the Catskills these are six places in Upstate New York where you can mine for gems and keep what you find!
Discover the Top 10 Prettiest Towns in New York
If you're looking for a picturesque getaway, you're going to love this. Get ready to discover the beauty and charm of New York's most picturesque towns!
America’s Most Affordable Small Town Is in Upstate New York
A small town Upstate NY town has earned a distinguished title - the most affordable small town in the United States where a person would actually want to live.
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It’s True, Upstate New York Really Is the Birthplace of the Navy!
Have you heard the rumors that Upstate New York is home to the birthplace of the United States Navy? Believe it or not, the rumors are true!